Utilization of Peat Fuel For the Production of Power.
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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English

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SeriesReports (Canada. Mines Branch) -- 154
ContributionsHaanel, B.F.
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Open LibraryOL21898579M

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Report on the utilization of peat fuel for the production of power [electronic resource]: being a record of experiments conducted at the fuel testing station, Ottawa, / By B.   The main results were as follows: The most appropriate use for peat and other forms of biomass for energy purposes is heat production, especially where it can replace fuel oil. A system based on the principle of partial gasification (volatilisation) should (be developed for conversion of the fuel to useful : M. Herbst, D. Brickenden. Peat remains as useful as ever for heat production and soil enrichment. Ireland still generates 13 percent of its power from peat-fired turbines. Prior to the advent of heavy farming machinery, peat farmers plowed trenches throughout a virgin bog to drain the peat, percent water. The high demand for electricity, however, locally stimulated the development of large electric power plants fuelled by peat. Peat appeared especially competitive in the MW power plants which necessitated the reclamation of vast areas of peat for large scale peat extraction, particularly in Ireland, Finland and the USSR.

  The PEC initiated mechanical peat production in ; however, it is still vulnerable to its limited capacity to sustain large-scale peat production that could handle up to 50 MW of power. Therefore, more investors are also needed in peat mining for use in electricity generation. 4. Methodology and data input Energy modeling tools.   Wet bricks of raw peat are pressed to force out water. The bricks are then dried further, using heat or pressure. The bricks are then used as fuel, mostly for heating homes and businesses. Northern Europe, particularly Scandinavia and the British . Coverage for peat, peat products and oil shale supply-side data has been extended to cover all countries and regional aggregates. Old longname New longname Shortname Old shortname (if changed) production of another fuel. This flow is used if the source is not known. Peat has been identified as one of the strategic energy resources in the country. HQ Power project manage a concession of 4, ha located in Southern Rwanda alongside the Akanyaru river and the border with Burundi. Unlike other foreign peatlands, the peat production does not request any forest clearcutting in Rwanda.

The largest capacity of peatfired power plants are installed in the area of the former USSR. Finland and Sweden have tens of cogeneration plants for power and district or process heat production, and in total about district heating plants which use peat as their fuel. The total power production capacity from peat in Finland is about MW. The Energy Statistics Yearbook is the sixty-first issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends, which commenced under the title World Energy Supplies in Selected Years, Annual data for more than countries and areas for the period to are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy. Peat is still used to generate electricity and as a fuel for home fires to this day, however, sustainable energy policy and bogland conservation programmes indicate phasing out harvesting peat as a primary source of energy post Peat harvested from local bogs has been used for centuries for cooking and heating in Ireland. Although peat is not used widely to generate electricity as it has a low carbon content, less than 60%, it is still used for domestic heating in some places around the world. It is cut out of peat bogs in slabs, dried out, and used to warm houses and cook. Compared to coal products, peat has a much lower energy density of only 15 MJ/kg.